Image:Interkosmos.svg|right|130px|The Interkosmos crest.
'''Interkosmos''' () was a Soviet Union|Soviet
space program, designed to help the Soviet Union's allies with manned and unmanned space missions.
The program included the allied east-European nations of the Warsaw Pact
, Council for Mutual Economic Assistance|CoMEcon
, and other socialist nations like Democratic Republic of Afghanistan|Afghanistan
, Mongolian People's Republic|Mongolia
, and Vietnam
. In addition, pro-Soviet Non-Aligned Movement|non-aligned
nations such as India
participated, and even France
, despite it being a capitalist nation and part-time US/NATO ally.
Following the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project
, there were talks between NASA
and Interkosmos in the 1970s about a "Shuttle-Salyut" program to fly Space Shuttle
missions to a Salyut space station,...